Category Archives: Professional Regulation

RECBC to integrate with the new BC Financial Services Authority

On November 1, 2019, a new Crown agency, the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA), replaced the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) as BC’s financial sector regulator (for credit unions, insurance companies, trust companies, mortgage brokers, and pension plans). Additionally, government intends…

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Consultation on revising BC’s Health Professions Act

In November 2019, the Steering Committee on Modernization of Health Professional Regulation released its consultation paper, “Modernizing the provincial health profession regulatory framework: A paper for consultation” (here). Here is a summary of the proposed changes on which the Steering…

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Medically-assisted dying and the role of professional regulators

As described in a recent Globe and Mail article (here), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (the “College”) recently dismissed a complaint against a physician, Dr. Wiebe, who provided medically-assisted dying (“MAiD”) to an elderly patient and resident…

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